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IPv6 is on the marketers radar



In message <AANLkTikXoLx1fsimoKx=hntOVUbWdADNkTmwCb-84V1j at mail.gmail.com>, Jeff
 Hartley writes:
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Fred Baker <fred at cisco.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Feb 11, 2011, at 12:21 PM, Franck Martin wrote:
> >
> >> http://www.marketingvox.com/under-the-microscope-what-the-end-of-ipv4-me=
> ans-for-marketers-048657/
> >>
> >> I can hear people, say oh no....
> >>
> >> Interesting to see that marketers do not like CGNAT.
> >
> > They missed an important point.
> >
> >> Who Will Be Impacted: For more consumers, there will be negligible impac=
> t. "The ISPs will be handling much of this,=94 said Leo Vegoda, a researche=
> r with ICANN. (via TechNewsWorld). Some technology users may experience som=
> e glitches, such as people using VPN software to connect with their offices=
>  or users of point-to-point software such as Skype, he adds.
> >
> > Anyone that uses a residential router (Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, etc) is =
> likely to need to upgrade that, most likely by buying a new one. Set-top bo=
> xes are generally IPv4; anyone with a TV is likely to need to upgrade at le=
> ast the software. Skype is not yet IPv6-capable, and will need one an updat=
> e. "The ISPs will take care of this" is a really empty hope. The ISPs will =
> take care of their part, but users should expect that there will be things =
> jiggling over the coming couple of years.
> >
> 
> 
> 
> NetGear is apparently stepping up to the plate on the IPv6 CPE support
> -- their WNDRxxxx series have stubs for IPv6 config in place now.
> Granted, time and testing will reveal exactly how well (or poorly)
> implemented the support is...
> 
> I was pleasantly surprised to discover this while providing "Family
> Tech Support" last weekend:
> (See second list, #1)
> #  A New Firmware Version is Found. Do You Want to Upgrade to the New
> Version Now?
> #  Current Firmware Version: V1.0.4.68NA
> #  New Firmware Version: V1.0.7.98NA
> #  Current GUI Language Version: V1.0.0.41
> #  New GUI Language Version: V1.0.0.64
> #
> #  1.Fixed "can't get IP from 3700 DHCP server".
> #  2.Fixed "Some applications have disconnection issue in every 5~10
> minutes like Google talk, Battlefield, Starcraft, mIRC, AIM, ooVoo,
> etc."
> #  3.Fixed "Web page loading slow".
> #  4.Fixed "DHCP reservation issue, change IP address of one device in
> the reservation table and the device is changed to new IP, but the
> attached device list still displays old IP".
> #
> #  1.IPv6 certified.
> #  2.DLNA certified.
> #  3.Remove WEP and TKIP from "Up to 135Mbps" and "Up to 300M
> 
> 
> It will certainly be entertaining to see what behaviors the various
> CPEs default to on the public-facing side.  In the NetGear WNDR3700's
> case after upgrading its firmware, options were included for:
>   Disabled (default)
>   Auto-detect
>   6to4 Tunnel
>   Pass Through
>   Fixed
>   DHCP
>   PPPoE

Where is SLAAC?
 
> At least that gives the various broadband providers flexibility in
> tailoring their tech.support processes.  (You know -- "click here,
> click there," etc.)

It's not always a broadband vendor on the upstream side.
 
> FYI,
> -Jeff
> 
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